UK & Ireland 

PPG Architectural Coatings
UK Limited
Huddersfield Road,
Birstall, Batley
West Yorkshire WF17 9XA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1924 354000

About us
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About us

PPG Architectural Coatings UK Limited is based in Birstall,
West Yorkshire (the home of leading paint and sundries brands Johnstone's, Leyland and Fat Hog), and has significant manufacturing and distribution facilities.
In fact, the Birstall site houses Europe’s largest manufacturing facility for Architectural Coatings with additional manufacturing facilities in the nearby town of Morley. This coupled with world class warehousing and distribution facilities ensures that PPG is ideally positioned to offer superb customer service and support.

2,000 employees work within the UK & Ireland, over 1,000 of which are based at Birstall, and the remainder working throughout the UK and Ireland in our national network of Decorating Centres and within our commercial division.

PPG manufactures products for the Trade and DIY market places, selling through a number of important routes to market including DIY multiples, independents and a wholly owned network of over 185 trade Decorating Centres.

More information about this national network of Johnstone’s Leyland Decorating Centres can be found at www.paint247.co.uk.

PPG Architectural Coatings UK Limited is part of the PPG Industries Inc group of companies.


Market Leading Brands

The UK and Ireland’s collective portfolio of leading professional brands, known for their superior quality and performance, are available in a huge range of finishes to meet the diverse needs of the Decorator. Professional painters can rely on the quality of PPG’s coatings and they will easily find them in our national network of Decorating Centres and merchant partners.

Johnstone’s Trade
Johnstone’s is the premium paint brand from PPG and offers a range of professional paint products that is truly second to none. Throughout its 118 year history Johnstone’s has combined technological expertise with new product development to stay one step ahead of the field.

Johnstone’s trade professional range provides a specific paint for every type of work. Whatever the requirement there is a product that has been specifically formulated for that very purpose and offered in the very best quality PPG can develop. Johnstone’s is also able to offer a choice of over 15,000 colours via its market leading tinting system.
For more information on the Johnstone’s brand please visit:

Leyland Trade
The Leyland Trade brand has been a leading choice for professional decorators since 1922. The Leyland Trade product range offers a wide selection of quality trade paints including all main finishes and a vast colour choice Leyland complements the Johnstone’s brand perfectly through its commitment to offering high quality decorative products that offer great value for money.

For more information on the Leyland brand please visit:


Following its successful launch in 2008, FatHog, the new breed of professional decorating tools, goes from strength to strength. After undergoing specialist expert development, the range will be enhanced in 2009 and see the introduction of Fat Hog Evolution. Specifically designed to be even smarter, stronger and faster than before and offering exceptional application and finish compared to the other products on the market. For more information on the FatHog range please visit: www.fathog.co.uk.

Retail Brands
PPG also offers a wide portfolio of leading retail brands for the DIY consumer including Johnstone’s and Leyland retail, Granocryl, Simply and Inspired. These brands are primarily positioned to service the independent retailer. First amongst these is the Johnstone’s Retail offer, more information about which can be found by visiting www.johnstonespaint.com.


PPG AC Region UK & Ireland has launched a sustainability report describing the impact our business has on the various areas in which it operates. Looking at the key area of product development and quality, the report explains the business’s commitment to new technologies by focusing on such recent innovations as Johnstone’s Self-Cleaning Masonry that utilises the latest nanotechnology, Johnstone’s state of the art tinting system and Fat Hog, a new premier range of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sourced brushes, rollers and painting accessories.

Community initiatives also play an important role in PPG AC UK & Ireland’s environmental improvements and the report explains more about our School Participation Scheme. Through school visits and onsite educational programmes, we provide an insight into modern manufacturing techniques as well as other conservation and environmental issues, the day-long schedule includes promotion of the environment and paint technology as well as environmentally responsible behaviour.

The report also provides an overview of Johnstone’s sponsorship of the League One and Two Cup Tournament and how local communities can get involved in various activities surrounding the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The report can be found on the Johnstone’s Trade website at www.johnstonestrade.com.


Service & Contact

Head Office:
Huddersfield Road, Birstall, Batley
West Yorkshire WF17 9XA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1924 354000

Wide Lane, Morley, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS27 9BL
+44 (0)113 238 2726

Units 16D - 16F Kilroot Park
Larne Road, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
BT38 7PR
Northern Ireland
+44 (0)28 933 51567

Unit 20, Naas Road Business Park
Muirfield Drive
Dublin 12
Southern Ireland
+353 1460 4406


Terms Of Sale and Supply UK (PDF)

Terms Of Sale and Supply Ireland (PDF)